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New Hints on Lucas' Future

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by GunganSlayer, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. d_arblay

    d_arblay Jedi Master star 4

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    I've no idea but I really want him to actually get round to this and stop talking about it! I don't think he ever will. I'm not sure he has the motivation. But if he did, I think he'd surprise a few people with them.
     
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  2. darthfettus2015

    darthfettus2015 Jedi Knight star 3

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    people really dont appreciate how much this guy has given to the film industry while for the most part being independant from it, a true auter, yes ok he is a bit crap with actors sometimes but his love of the medium is unsurpassed
     
  3. Jae-Dec

    Jae-Dec Jedi Knight star 3

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    I hope Lucas does continue to make films, even if they are on a smaller scale. He has a very creative mind, and I bet he would surprise everyone with some of the ideas he could put to film.
     
  4. darthfettus2015

    darthfettus2015 Jedi Knight star 3

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    just as long as it not Howard the Duck obviously
     
  5. d_arblay

    d_arblay Jedi Master star 4

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    Which he didn't make.
     
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  6. darthfettus2015

    darthfettus2015 Jedi Knight star 3

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    well yeh but he did produce it I thought
     
  7. d_arblay

    d_arblay Jedi Master star 4

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    He was executive producer. He put up the money and thought it would make for a good movie in theory (think it was a comic book originally). He didn't direct it or script it. That it failed so monumentally has about as much to do with him as the inevitable success of 'Man of Steel' has to do with it's Executive Producer... the now infamous Jon Peters.
     
  8. darthfettus2015

    darthfettus2015 Jedi Knight star 3

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    it was Marvel I believe
     
  9. Kay Suhyun

    Kay Suhyun Jedi Youngling star 1

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    10 years to do a small movie. Come on he is not Kubrick.
     
  10. kubricklynch

    kubricklynch Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yes, Howard the Duck was based on a Marvel comics character. Apparently the comics were a bit of an existential satire, which obviously got completely lost in translation.
     
  11. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've always been interested in what GL was up to in the interim between ROTJ & the PT (apart from Last Crusade and Young Indy) - Howard is this horrible abberation which attracted far more attention than other bombs like Radioland Murders. I probably wouldn't have known it existed if it wasn't for repeated mentions in MAD Magazine alongside Leonard Part 6 and other such 1980s films which were complete failures.

    As I understand it, GL was the driving force behind getting the film made, but he wasn't hands-on, he just gave Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz (who gave the final polishes to American Graffiti and some sci-fi film GL directed in 1976 for 20th Century Fox) free rein, then it turned out to be one of the turkeys of the decade. An early IMDB review summed up everything about what happens in the movie - "Howard walks into a room, someone makes a duck joke, that's it."

    Just quietly, Howard the Duck seems worthy of its own thread.
     
  12. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's on HBO right now. I've seen Howard once years ago...it's actually my Aunt's favorite movie :p
     
  13. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [​IMG]

    Just say NO.
     
  14. Orrelios

    Orrelios Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'd really like to see more 'American Graffiti'-type movies.
     
  15. Darth_Arapsis

    Darth_Arapsis Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I don't think he understands todays youth culture well enough.
     
  16. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Maybe not, but imagine a film about GL's days as a film student and then the early days of working with Coppola et al...
     
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  17. Darth_Arapsis

    Darth_Arapsis Jedi Youngling star 2

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    He has a fairly boring personality. Not interested.
     
  18. Darth Nerdling

    Darth Nerdling Force Ghost star 4

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    I'd really like to see films like THX-1138, films that establish a tone through images. That film is incredible, especially considering its low budget. It's just as visual striking as any of the SW films and it does a great job of establishing -- through its cinematography and set design -- a totally antiseptic world devoid of human emotion. American Graffiti does a great job of establishing a totally different sense of tone.

    He keeps talking about making non-narrative films, and if any of that young George Lucas is still in him, I'm sure those films will be just as visually striking.
     
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  19. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That would be awesome.

    But first he has to shoot his version of Apocalypse Now. :p
     
  20. Little Mike

    Little Mike Jedi Youngling

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    [quote="Darth_Nub, post: 50841338, member: 1352512"Just quietly, Howard the Duck seems worthy of its own thread.[/quote]

    [face_sick]

    Worst thing about that movie was Tim Robbins in those stupid pants at the end, dancing like a moron.

    I can't find a screenshot, so you're all better off.
     
  21. Gallandro

    Gallandro Force Ghost star 4

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    Actually he wasn't even that involved. Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck had pitched the film to Universal who took on the production due to their track record with the studio, however there was concern over Huyck's lack of experience on big budget SFX... the film was essentially stuck in development hell until Lucas stepped in, and as a personal favor to his friends, helped oversee some of the more involved FX sequences.

    I mean if you're going to hammer him for Howard the Duck then you should equally heap praise on Lucas for a film he was far more involved in ... Lawrence Kasdan's brilliant film, Body Heat. Kasdan needed help with interference from the studio, Lucas gladly helped with that, but even more famously reedited the film after disastrous early screenings. Kasdan was never happy with Carol Littleton's edit, especially the final act, and Lucas effectively "saved the day" and restructured most of the second act and reworked the finale.

    Yancy
     
  22. FRAGWAGON

    FRAGWAGON Jedi Master star 4

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    That's actually a good thing.
     
  23. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

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  24. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Strange Magic article

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2015/01/12/george-lucas-strange-magic-movie/21624493/

    There is a quote attributed to Lucas saying that he can focus on writing "small, experimental films" which, honestly, I do want to see. It'd be a shame if Lucas just retires and that's it forever, Ridley Scott, Spielberg, Eastwood, there's a hellova lot of older directors still going.

    I honestly do think we may get one or two of the "experimental" films out of him, just because if there's one thing Lucas does, is he plays the really, really, really long game.
     
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  25. Darth Zannah

    Darth Zannah Jedi Knight star 3

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    Body Heat was an excellent film..an 80's take on the film noir movie Double Indemnity...why isn't lucas credited for his work..can you link a source to your claims?